Letting agents are failing to carry out vital identity checks on new landlords, according to Blinc UK.

It has found that when speaking to new customers, the uptake from sales agents is fantastic. However, many lettings agencies are not checking the ID of new landlords, failing to carry out a Land Registry check to confirm ownership of the property being let and, in many instances, carrying out no Anti-Money Laundering (AML) or Know Your Customer (KYC) checks.

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